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Meet Ms. Brasser

September 4, 2020 | Becca Brasser


My name is Becca Brasser and I have been a first grade teacher at Mustard Seed School for 18 years. I am so excited to be entering my 19th year teaching first grade, and I am the lead teacher for the Sun class. 

I graduated from Calvin College in 2002 with an Elementary Education degree, focusing on Mathematics, Spanish, and Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2011, I completed my Master’s Degree in Literacy Education at New Jersey City University. It has been a delight to use this knowledge to serve the children in first grade. 
Several years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Reggio Emilia, a town in Italy, to study their early childhood approach. The Reggio Emilia approach incorporates life in city communities and exposure to the natural world, and I look forward to sharing these kinds of experiences with my students as well.

Although I live in the city, I love escaping to nature–and finding it in my everyday life as well. I love to explore the woods and mountains with my husband Matt, our daughter, Annika, who turned four in June (and will be in the Sky Class at MSS this year!), and our son Theo, who will turn two in November. 

Becca Brasser

Teacher, Grade 1

Becca Brasser has been teaching first grade at Mustard Seed School since 2002. She’s passionate about teaching children to read, write, experiment, and take risks as they explore the world around them. Her own studies (including a Master of Arts degree from New Jersey City University) have given her expertise and experience in the area of literacy education.

Ms. Brasser especially enjoys taking her students on field trips all over the New York Metropolitan area, traveling on foot, subway, bus, commuter train, and ferry. Some favorite trips: the Hudson Hike, the New York Transit Museum, and the Central Park Zoo to study penguins.

Although she lives in the city, Ms. Brasser loves escaping to nature and finding it in her everyday life as well. She loves to explore rivers and lakes, woods and mountains with her husband Matt, their daughter, Annika, and son, Theo.

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